The attitude of government towards private investment, the private sector, and capitalism in general can sometimes be a little more than schizophrenic. From wanting desperately to have private investors abandon their 'investment strike' to refusing to allow proper private sector involvement in the power sector, it can be difficult to work out whether people who are not from government, but can provide services for people who need them, are to be welcomed or condemned. But nothing, nothing, can be as silly as allowing your distrust and hatred of the private sector to prevent the training of more doctors. It is, quite frankly, criminal. And surprising when it comes from someone who should know better. By STEPHEN GROOTES.